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7 Ways to Use DMPL Online 24/7

All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed until further notice, but know that we are still a source for entertainment and education. And you don't even have to step foot in our buildings to take advantage! Here are 7 ways to use your library card online right now.   ...

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Title Author Genre
Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? Leslie Connor Fiction
Bea Is For Blended Lindsey Stoddard Sports
The Beatryce Prophecy Kate DiCamillo Fantasy
Born Behind Bars Padma Venkatraman Fiction
The Christmas Pig J.K. Rowling Fantasy
City Spies James Ponti Advneture
Dear Student Elly Swartz Fiction
Defending Champ Mike Lupica Sports
A Duet For Home Karina Yan Glaser Fiction
Falling Short Ernesto Cisneros Fiction
The Genius Under The Table Eugene Yelchin Biography
The Girl In The Lake India Hill Brown Horror
The Graveyard Riddle Lisa Thompson Mystery
Hide And Geek T.P. Jagger Mystery
How To Train Your Dad Gary Paulsen Humor
It's The End Of The World And I'm In My Bathing Suit Justin Reynolds Science Fiction
Maizy Chen's Last Chance Lisa Yee Fiction
Marcus Makes It Big Kevin Hart Humor
Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game Chris Grabenstein Adventure
My Own Lightning Lauren Wolk Historical Fiction
New From Here Kelly Yang Fiction
The Night Bus Hero Onjali Rauf Fiction
Omar Rising Aisha Saeed Fiction
Operation Do-Over Gordon Korman Humor
Out Of My Heart Sharon M. Draper Fiction
Paradise On Fire Jewell Parker Rhodes Adventure
Pax Journey Home Sara Pennypacker Adventure
Room To Dream Kelly Yang Mystery
The School For Whatnots Margaret Peterson Haddix Mystery
The Smartest Kid In The Universe: Genius Camp Chris Grabenstein Humor
A Soft Place To Land Janae Marks Mystery
Solimar: The Sword Of The Monarchs Pam Munoz Ryan Fantasy
Spy School At Sea Stuart Gibbs Adventure
Stuntboy: In The Meantime Jason A. Reynolds Adventure
Those Kids Fom Fawn Creek Erin Entrada Kelly Fiction
The Vander Beekers Make A Wish Karina Yan Glaser Fiction
When Winter Robeson Came Brenda Woods Historical Fiction
Willodeen Katherine Applegate Fantasy
World Champions!: A Max Einstein Adventure James Patterson & Chris Grabensein Adventure
Worser Jennifer Ziegler Fiction

Title Author Genre
Angel Thieves Kathi Appelt Historical
Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party MT Anderson Historical
Bamboo People Matalia Perkins Fiction
Barakah Beats Maleeha Siddiqui Fiction
The Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Alda Dobbs Historical
Best Nerds Forever James Patterson Fiction
The Canyon's Edge Dusti Bowling Adventure
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson Historical
The Color of Lies CJ Lyons Fiction
Each of Us a Universe Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo Adventure
Endangered Eliot Schrefer Adventure
Fast Pitch Nic Stone Sports
Finding Audrey Sophie Kinsella Fiction
Kid Owner Tim Green Sports
The Last Mapmaker Christina Soontornvat Fantasy
Lines of Courage Jennifer A. Neilson Historical
Long Lost Jacqueline West Mystery
Loving v. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Patricia Hruby Powell Historical
The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project Lenore Appelhans Fiction
The Marvellers Dhonielle Clayton Fantasy
The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane Julia Nobel Mystery
Need Joelle Charbonneau Mystery
Northwind Gary Paulsen Adventure
Not Hungry Kate Karyus Quinn Fiction
Nyxia Scott Reintgen Sci Fi
Paper Heart Cat Patrick Fiction
Passenger Alexandra Bracken Fantay
Pony RJ Palacio Fiction
Queen of the Tiles Hanna Alkaf Fiction
Rumors Denys Cazet Humor
Scritch Scratch Lindsey Currie Fiction
The Shape of Thunder Jasmine Warga Fiction
Siege: How General Washington Kicked the British Out of Boston & Launched a Revolution Roxane Orgill Historical
Solo Kwame Alexander Fiction
Spy Runner Eugene Yelchin Historical
Stowaway John David Anderson Sci Fi
Things Seen From Above Shelley Pearsall Fiction
This is Not a Drill KA Holt Fiction
Tornado Brain Cat Patrick Fiction
Wishing Upon the Same Stars Jacquetta Nammar Feldman Fiction